SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:51:04 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Call for nomination: Sanitation and Water Management in Developing Countries IWA SG Management Team - by: MarieSagen http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18998-call-for-nomination-sanitation-and-water-management-in-developing-countries-iwa-sg-management-team#18998 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18998-call-for-nomination-sanitation-and-water-management-in-developing-countries-iwa-sg-management-team#18998

It is time to re-elect the specialist group (SG) management committee members for the group "Sanitation and Water Management in Developing Countries". We would like to kindly invite all IWA members who are interested in contributing to the group management to submit the nomination BEFORE 22th September, 2016. Self-nomination is acceptable, but only IWA members can nominate.


Please note that the sanitation and water management in developing countries management committee is comprised by members who are from different areas or continents and can represent that regions. Currently the regions include: South America; Central America&Caribbean; Africa; South Asia; South East Asia; MENA; Eastern Asia. Furthermore, at least one Young Water Professional (not older than 35) should be included in the management team. Regional representation would be one of the criteria. If more nominations received from the same area, then a voting process will be introduced.

Required Nomination Documents
• A Short CV
• An activity plan on what you would like to do for the SG and how much time you are able to volunteer to the group management

Re-election Process

a. Nominations (self-nominations) as SG management team member received BEFORE 22 September, 2016
b. If too many nominations (more than 20 candidates), a voting process (by all group members) will be conducted
c. Election of Chair(s) and Secretary of the SG will be based on the newly elected SG management team
d. The new group Management Committee in place before end of the 2016.

Responsibilities of SG Management Team (below are only several examples):

a. Annual planning of SG activities (what will be planned in terms of events, content productions, knowledge sharing, meetings, etc.)
b. Management and operation of the SG, for example:
• Attend regularly the management team meetings (physically or online) and group member open meetings during conferences
• Lead/Help in the organization of the specialized conferences as a member of the program committee or organizing committee;
• Take up an initiative to create working groups under the SG, or to make content products as a group effort, etc.
c. Communication and reporting of SG activities, for example:
• In charge of group newsletter production or other regular news feed like reports, blogs, posts, etc.
• In charge of updating and monitoring the group space within IWA Connect (please search for the sanitation and water management specialist group)
• Annual report of group activities

Please send the required documents for nomination to BOTH Hong Li ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Yanyan Sun ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) BEFORE 22 September, 2016.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Kind regards,
Marie]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:21:41 +0000
Re: in German: Nationwide competition on sustainable sanitation in rural areas, in FR Germany, 2,000 EURO!? - by: AquaVerde http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18907-in-german-nationwide-competition-on-sustainable-sanitation-in-rural-areas-in-fr-germany-2000-euro#18911 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18907-in-german-nationwide-competition-on-sustainable-sanitation-in-rural-areas-in-fr-germany-2000-euro#18911
I am not part of this organization.

You may contact them very direct:

Ansprechpartner:
Dipl.-Ing. Kathrin Panckow
Telefon: 0511/302 85-63
Fax: 0511/302 85-863
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dr. Katrin Flasche
Telefon: 0511/302 85-58
Fax: 0511/302 85-858
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

I am just guessing, you could submit together with one of your German partners...

Good luck
Detlef]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:37:15 +0000
Re: in German: Nationwide competition on sustainable sanitation in rural areas, in FR Germany, 2,000 EURO!? - by: ecoloo http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18907-in-german-nationwide-competition-on-sustainable-sanitation-in-rural-areas-in-fr-germany-2000-euro#18910 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18907-in-german-nationwide-competition-on-sustainable-sanitation-in-rural-areas-in-fr-germany-2000-euro#18910
Could you please confirm whether or not this competition is for German companies/participants only, and the application must be submitted in German language!]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sun, 04 Sep 2016 20:27:28 +0000
in German: Nationwide competition on sustainable sanitation in rural areas, in FR Germany, 2,000 EURO!? - by: AquaVerde http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18907-in-german-nationwide-competition-on-sustainable-sanitation-in-rural-areas-in-fr-germany-2000-euro#18907 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18907-in-german-nationwide-competition-on-sustainable-sanitation-in-rural-areas-in-fr-germany-2000-euro#18907
Liebe sustainable sanitation-Kollegen,

Könnten eventuell SUSANA und GIZ u.a. Quellen wie die BMGF, da noch einige Schippen Drauflegen (wenn auch nur mit einem kleinen Schippchen rein symbolisch), um diesen bundesweiten Wettbewerb und dem Thema mehr Gewicht & Reputation zu geben?
www.umweltaktion.de/pics/medien/1_147262...werb_Abwasser_21.pdf
Auch wenn SUSANA und GIZ oder auch die BMGF sich innerhalb der BRD nicht "Einmischen" wollen.

Es wurden bisher nur unangemessene 2TEURO ausgelobt!
Zur Anerkennung wird ein Preisgeld von insgesamt 2.000 € vergeben.
Für Destruktives, wie z.B. neue Gewehre und Panzer steht bundesweit weit mehr bereit...

Das vergangene Thüringer TLUG-Projekt als positives Beispiel passt m.E. sehr gut in diesen Wettbewerb rein (Als praktisches Beispiel zu langjährigen guten Erfahrungen mit der Flexibilisierung bestehender Entwässerungssysteme nach Bedarf, Reduzierung des Feststofftransportes über das Kanalnetz von den Endsträngen her, Nutzung vorhandener oder Bau neuer Absetzgruben zum Feststoffrückhalt, „Simplified Sewage System“, Schlammabfuhr nach Bedarf).


Viele Grüße

Detlef SCHWAGER
MSc. Tropen-Wasserwirtschafts-Ing.

AquaVerde
Ing.- Büro für "einfache"- stromlose Sanitärlösungen
Low-Tech Lösungen mit High-Tech Effekten
T: 034774 70672
www.aqua-verde.de





Beschreibung: www.niedersachsen.de/public/images/1x1_trans.gif

Umweltministerium und U.A.N. starten bundesweiten Wettbewerb „Abwasser 21"

Beschreibung: www.niedersachsen.de/public/images/1x1_trans.gif


Pressemitteilung 186/2016


Der Niedersächsische Minister für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz Stefan Wenzel hat heute (Donnerstag) den Wettbewerb „Abwasser 21 - Wettbewerb für innovative Abwasserbeseitigungskonzepte" eröffnet. Träger des Wettbewerbs ist die Kommunale Umwelt-AktioN U.A.N. mit finanzieller Unterstützung der Landesregierung.
„Die Modernisierung der Abwasserbehandlung im ländlichen Raum kann ein wichtiger Beitrag für mehr und besseren Ressourcen- und Gewässerschutz sein. Im Mittelpunkt des Wettbewerbs stehen dabei technische und organisatorische Lösungen, die helfen, Ressourcen zu schonen und flexibel auf zukünftige Herausforderungen reagieren zu können", sagte Umweltminister Stefan Wenzel in Hannover.
„Wir wollen, dass die abwasserbeseitigungspflichtigen Kommunen durch den Wettbewerb frühzeitig mit dieser aktuellen Thematik konfrontiert werden und somit über innovative zukunftsfähige Alternativen zur derzeitigen Abwasserbeseitigung nachdenken. Innovative Organisationsstrukturen sowie neuartige Sanitärsysteme (NASS) könnten beispielsweise die etablierten Strukturen und Verfahren ergänzen", so Dr. Marco Trips, Sprecher der Kommunalen Umwelt-AktioN U.A.N.
Die sich verändernden Randbedingungen im ländlichen Raum durch Bevölkerungsrückgang, Klimawandel, Anforderungen des Gewässerschutzes und Umgang mit Ressourcenknappheit stellen die Siedlungswasserwirtschaft in der Zukunft vor anspruchsvolle technische und wirtschaftliche Herausforderungen. Doch sie können auch Impulsgeber und Motor für innovative Lösungen der Abwasserbeseitigung sein.
Ein Beispiel für neue Organisationskonzepte ist der zentrale Betrieb dezentraler Anlagen, der eine neue und flexible Option für die Umsetzung der Abwasserbeseitigung im ländlichen Raum in Gebieten mit abnehmenden Bevölkerungszahlen und hohem Sanierungsbedarf des Kanalnetzes in der Zukunft darstellen könnte.
Am 11. Mai 2017 werden die besten Wettbewerbsbeiträge im Rahmen einer öffentlichen Fachveranstaltung vom niedersächsischen Umweltminister Stefan Wenzel ausgezeichnet. Zudem haben die Preisträger dann die Möglichkeit, ihren Beitrag Kommunen, Vertretern aus Wissenschaft und Forschung, Ingenieurbüros und Hochschulen zu präsentieren. Eine im Anschluss an die Fachveranstaltung erstellte Internetplattform fasst die Beiträge zusammen und wird somit Kommunen und Firmen als Ideen- und Kontaktbörse dienen.
Auch die Kommunalen Spitzenverbände Niedersachsens, die DWA-Nord und das Norddeutsche Wasserzentrum e. V. als Kooperationspartner des Wettbewerbs werden dazu beitragen, die Siegerbeiträge zu verbreiten.

Die Teilnahmeunterlagen können ab sofort bei der Kommunalen Umwelt-AktioN U.A.N. als Geschäftsstelle des Wettbewerbs unter der E-Mail-Adresse This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it oder telefonisch unter der 0511/30285-63 angefordert werden. Teilnahmeschluss ist der 31. Januar 2017.


Beschreibung: www.niedersachsen.de/public/images/1x1_trans.gif

Herausgeber: Nds. Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz

Diese Presseinformation im Portal des Landes Niedersachsen: www.umwelt.niedersachsen.de/portal/live....46518&_psmand=10]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:43:23 +0000
2016 SEED Awards in India: Waste Management - Applications close 20 September - by: seed4change http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18809-2016-seed-awards-in-india-waste-management-applications-close-20-september#18809 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18809-2016-seed-awards-in-india-waste-management-applications-close-20-september#18809
I'm writing on behalf of SEED - promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development - a global partnership founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN.

We are very excited to announce the opening of the 2016 SEED Awards in India, which invite applications from Indian eco-inclusive enterprises in the fields of Waste Management and Green ICT.

Have you started an enterprise that is innovative, sustainable and locally-driven? If yes, apply now for the 2016 #SEEDAwards in India! It’s your chance to receive a tailored support package consisting of capacity building, networking, and high-level profiling to help establish and grow your business. Submit your application by 20 September 2016! adelph.it/SEED2016

We look forward to receiving your applications!




Kind regards,
Liz]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:46:45 +0000
cewas Middle East Start-up Programme 2016 Open for Applications! - by: lvolat http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18721-cewas-middle-east-start-up-programme-2016-open-for-applications#18721 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/18721-cewas-middle-east-start-up-programme-2016-open-for-applications#18721
cewas Middle East is the only Start-Up programme in sustainable water, sanitation and resource management based in the Middle East. In a year-long course, up to 20 graduates and young entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in the emerging water sector are trained and supported in the formation of their business with advanced training modules, business coaching and consulting by sector experts and an extensive regional and international network.

The deadline for applications is the Sept 7th 2016. We would be very pleased if you could inform interested people and circulate this message to potential participants.

More information can be found on our website: tinyurl.com/zks5rx9

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kind regards,
Lillian Volat]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:25:17 +0000
Call for applications: Desk-based review into monitoring, verification and certification and CLTS - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17786-call-for-applications-desk-based-review-into-monitoring-verification-and-certification-and-clts#17786 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17786-call-for-applications-desk-based-review-into-monitoring-verification-and-certification-and-clts#17786
The CLTS Knowledge Hub is seeking a researcher to conduct a desk-based review into the different monitoring, verification and certification systems and initiatives currently ongoing in CLTS programming, at national, regional and local levels, both government and NGO/INGO-led.

Please take a look at the call for applications here

and circulate to suitable candidates who may be interested.

Many good wishes,
Petra]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:30:01 +0000
USAID's scheme DIV (Development Innovations Ventures) is still accepting proposals from the WASH sector - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17370-usaids-scheme-div-development-innovations-ventures-is-still-accepting-proposals-from-the-wash-sector#17370 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17370-usaids-scheme-div-development-innovations-ventures-is-still-accepting-proposals-from-the-wash-sector#17370
Funding is still available. We accept applications every single day of the year, and happy to receive more application from the WASH sector.


So I thought I should bring this to everyone's attention.

This page explains how to apply:
www.usaid.gov/div/apply/how-to

And this page shows current and past projects that were funded under this DIV scheme:
www.usaid.gov/div/portfolio



ABOUT DIV (www.usaid.gov/div/about)

Development Innovation Ventures
DIV holds a year-round grant competition for innovative ideas, pilots and tests them using cutting-edge analytical methods, and scales solutions that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-effectiveness.

DIV’s tiered-funding model, inspired by the venture capital experience, invests comparatively small amounts in relatively unproven concepts, and continues to support only those that prove they work. Visit the DIV portfolio to see the evidence-gathering and scale-up activities of DIV winners around around the world.



It's a 17 Million USD scheme and DIV still has a WASH funding window to this date. Back in 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation contributed 8.7 Million USD to this grant scheme in a collaboration agreement between USAID and the BMGF (see here: see here: www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quic...s/2011/06/OPP1029829).
The purpose of the collaboration was to support a collaboration with USAID to support the identification, testing, and sustained uptake of evidence-based approaches to delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services to the poor.

Over the next few weeks, starting today, I am also going to introduce and highlight on the forum some of the projects that they have funded, so that we can discuss them a bit further and learn from them.

Here are the links to those that have been introduced on the forum so far:

Older projects:
Field evaluation of an affordable, effective on-site sanitation system - Testing the "Tiger Toilet" (2013-2015)]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Thu, 10 Mar 2016 02:07:25 +0000
Seeking water and sanitation proposals for RELX Group Environmental Challenge (deadline 2 May 2016) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17302-seeking-water-and-sanitation-proposals-for-relx-group-environmental-challenge-deadline-2-may-2016#17302 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17302-seeking-water-and-sanitation-proposals-for-relx-group-environmental-challenge-deadline-2-may-2016#17302 See here:
www.elsevier.com/connect/st_refDomain=t....refQuery=/RJ9opVMyxx

Or here:
www.relx.com/corporateresponsibility/env...enge/Pages/Home.aspx

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The 2016 competition launched on 1 March


The RELX Group Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights.

There is a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry. The winners will receive free access for one year to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s database of full text, scientific information, including almost 250,000 articles since 2000 in Environmental Sciences. The winning projects will be highlighted in the RELX Group journal Water Research.

RELX Group is a global provider of world-class information and tools that help our customers advance science, improve medical outcomes, enable better legal decisions, evaluate risk, forge business relationships and gain business insight. All four business units of our company have a growing portfolio of products and services that advance environmental knowledge and understanding. We are committed to using our extensive networks and expertise to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of useful information about improving access to sustainable water supply.

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Use the tabs on the left of their website to find out more, e.g.:

www.relx.com/corporateresponsibility/env...t-the-challenge.aspx

The RELX Group Environmental Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation, and include the following criteria:

  • Be replicable, scalable and sustainable. and set a benchmark for innovation
  • Have practical applicability
  • Address non-discrimination/equity of access
  • Involve and impact a range of stakeholders
  • Have local/community-level engagement

These are the criteria against which projects will be assessed. Early stage projects are preferred. The winning project in the RELX Group Environmental Challenge will receive a single payment of $50,000, with the second place finisher receiving a single payment of $25,000.


Application details are here (deadline is 2 May 2016):
www.relx.com/corporateresponsibility/env...nge/Pages/apply.aspx

Good luck!]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:02:40 +0000
cewas: Call for Ideas 2016 - Let’s bring fresh and innovative ideas in sanitation, water and resource management to reality. - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17281-cewas-call-for-ideas-2016-lets-bring-fresh-and-innovative-ideas-in-sanitation-water-and-resource-management-to-reality#17281 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17281-cewas-call-for-ideas-2016-lets-bring-fresh-and-innovative-ideas-in-sanitation-water-and-resource-management-to-reality#17281 Are you looking for support and mentorship to further develop and put your idea into practice?
Submit your idea by 15th May 2016 and take your chance to win the cewas Call for Ideas endowed with 5’000 CHF and secure a sponsored place in the cewas start-up programme 2016/17.

Wanted: Innovative ideas and business models!
If you have an idea that you think can make a valuable contribution to achieving global access to clean water, sanitation, and energy for the poor, we would like to hear about it! Your idea can be anything in the following fields of action:
  • Community & capacity development
  • Training & coaching
  • Consulting, design & engineering
  • Contracting & building
  • Supplying & dealing
  • Service provision

The award
The cewas Call for Ideas 2016 honours the most promising, interesting and creative idea in sanita-tion, water and resource management for the poor. The winner will secure a sponsored place in the cewas start-up programme 2016/17, where she or he will be able to put the idea into reality, and CHF 5.000,- start-up capital.
The cewas start-up programme is a professional summer school for those planning their own or-ganisation or business in sanitation, water and resource management. From launching a project idea to developing a proper start-up, cewas offers you the knowledge, support and connections you need to make your idea a success.

Get involved
All you need to do, to have your idea considered for the cewas Call for Ideas 2016, is simply send it to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by midnight on Sunday 15th May 2016. If your idea fits the criteria, we’ll contact you and invite you to present it in front of an expert jury in Willisau, Switzerland, on 9th June 2016. The Call for Ideas 2016 is carried out in three phases:
15th May 2016: deadline for submission of innovative ideas
27th May 2016: communication to selected applicants by jury
9th June 2016: Public presentations of selected ideas in front of the jury, jury decision and award ceremony at cewas in Willisau

Criteria for participation
  • Ideas must be submitted by an individual, group, organization or institution
  • The submitted idea is a fresh innovative approach to accelerating global access to sanita-tion and clean water for underprivileged people in developing and emerging countries
  • Good command of English (the cewas start-up programme will be held in English)
  • You are able to participate in the public ideas presentation and award ceremony on 9th June 2016 in Willisau, Switzerland, and motivated to take part in the cewas start-up programme 2016/17 from 10th August to 16th September 2016 (followed by a one year coaching period)

A cooperation of
  • cewas
  • The Swiss Blue Tex Bridge
  • The Swiss Water Partnership
  • Impact Hub
  • Euforia
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Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Wed, 02 Mar 2016 09:50:50 +0000
USAID/Rwanda's Rwandan Rural Sanitation Program (RRSP) RFA - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17216-usaidrwandas-rwandan-rural-sanitation-program-rrsp-rfa#17216 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/17216-usaidrwandas-rwandan-rural-sanitation-program-rrsp-rfa#17216
The RFA can be found at https://www.usaid.gov/rwandan-rural-sanitation-activity-rrsa.

Please pass it on to any organization you believe might be interested to apply.]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:44:19 +0000
Re: OpenIDEO Challenge for marketing sanitation in India - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#17156 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#17156
The Svadha Company seems very organized and efficient, plus the webpage is very well done.

One suggestion. With so much open defecation in India, we need to analyze why people prefer this. It is likely not just poverty, tradition, or lack of understanding. I think many prefer OD because of the cleaner air and less direct contact with other people's germs (as long as they successfully dodge all the other land mines spread across the landscape). So I suggest we should offer a UDDT that is not only extremely inexpensive, but also has no roof, such that there is more fresh air, rain washes all the surfaces, and the sun helps to sterilize all the surfaces. Remember that no one will be sleeping there and umbrellas and jackets will continue to work there.

I have an idea of how to do this, with a ferrocement floor just big enough to squat on and just high enough to have a 20-liter bucket underneath to place woven polypropylene sacks to catch the feces (and a lid for the fecal drop hole when not in use). A standard 25-cm-diameter plastic would channel the urine into a perforated hose buried in the ground. We would also arrange for a simple structure to store the sacks in, under the shade of trees, with a roof to keep the rain off. I have not built this yet, but would like to.

Privacy could be provided by whatever one likes, including beautiful, flowering hedges, or palm fronds stuck in the ground, etc.

I think there is still time to apply to the challenge mentioned above.

Do you only work in the one state? Would you eventually like to expand to cover the whole country?

What do you think about this idea?

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:02:08 +0000
Re: OpenIDEO Challenge for marketing sanitation in India - by: sampark http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#17146 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#17146 Here in Odisha, India- we are in sanitation business in all 30 districts. We are scaling up the sanitation business through our entrepreneurs & NGO network.

You can go through the link & get more about our action in the state. Here is the link- www.svadha.com

Can you give your feedback.

Regards,]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:01:15 +0000
Re: Introducing the VIA Water Fund and Community - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16539-introducing-the-via-water-fund-and-community-a-dutch-programme-designed-to-support-innovative-solutions-for-water-problems-in-african-cities#16939 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16539-introducing-the-via-water-fund-and-community-a-dutch-programme-designed-to-support-innovative-solutions-for-water-problems-in-african-cities#16939
Thanks for posting here. Very interesting. I browsed through your website but didn't find answers to the following questions:

  1. So I assume the VIA Water Fund is funded by the Dutch government? How big is the fund and for how many years?
  2. Do you have a listing of the projects funded so far and their size and duration (I found projects mentioned on your website but didn't find a good overview page yet?)
  3. I see you've set up a "community" and "knowledge hub" - have you thought about how to integrate or interlink it with the SuSanA community (forum) and knowledge hub (library), at least for your sanitation focus area (I see you have themes in other areas, too; but for sanitation I see a lot of overlap and potential for synergies).
  4. What is the plan to make this into a longer-term initiative, not one that comes and goes after 3 years...?
  5. Could you encourage those grantees who received funding for sanitation or WASH projects to also include them on this forum and perhaps add them to the SuSanA project database? See: www.susana.org/en/resources/projects
  6. I couldn't figure out how exactly your funding cycle works, i.e. are you accepting proposals all through the year or are there certain deadlines to consider? Is the first round of projects currently underway and therefore no more applications are accepted, or how does it work? I am just thinking from the perspective of prospective applicants.

Thanks,
Elisabeth]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:46:48 +0000
OpenIDEO Challenge for marketing sanitation in India - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#16876 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#16876
You might find the following challenge interesting. Let me know if I can be of any help.

challenges.openideo.com/challenge/water-...9ab2ab17ad-303510177

Best wishes,
Chris]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:30:23 +0000